Shelf Control is a weekly feature from Bookshelf Fantasies! The goal is to take a look at the books that are already released that you own but have not read yet. I have MANY that fall under that category so this feature is perfect for me. Check out Lisa’s inaugural post for more details!
Starting this week I’m going to be featuring only the titles that are on my Priority TBR shelf on Goodreads. These are the books that I plan on concentrating my efforts on for the foreseeable future.
Title: And I Darken
Author: Kiersten White
Published: Published June 28th 2016 by Delacorte Press
Length: 475 Pages
Goodreads Summary: No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.
Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.
But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.
How I Got It: I bought it.
When I Got It: Shortly after it’s release when I saw a signed copy at Target.
Why I Want To Read It: I had heard a lot about this book and how dark and twisty it is. The past year or so I’ve been finding myself drawn more to villainous characters and stories so it sounded like something that I would really like. I was so excited to read it right away but then it got set off to the side like so many other books I get excited about right away.
Have any of you read this book? What did you think of it?